Written, directed and performed by Sophie Brech and Louis Fortier
With the participation of Nathalie Izza
Artistic collaboration : Mehdi Izza
Light and sound design : Mehdi Izza
Original music : Louis Sédillot
Set design : Mehdi Izza and Marta Rossi
Voice-off : Edward Brech
Videos : David Brech
Out of the Dark, a new creation inspired by the life of Helen Keller.
The famous American writer Mark Twain felt that two most remarkable personalities of the nineteenth century were Napoleon and Helen Keller.
Helen Keller was born in 1880 in a small rural town in The United States of America. She fell victim at nineteen months to a fever that left her deaf, dumb and blind, enclosing her in a dark and silent world, devoid of any human communication, which she later described as a "No world". She was considered mentally disabled until the arrival in the family of Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan. This meeting between the young woman and the child created the beginning of a renaissance, which would change their lives forever. She was a lecturer and author, and therefore learned to speak, read and write. Until the end of her life, she sought to transcend her own limits as she fought for freedom, in a continuous movement towards her opening to the world.
Helen Keller can be seen, rightly, as one of the first heroines of the twentieth century.